Miscellaneous Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Obituaries

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Mildred L. Bean
Lived in Amherst for 30 years

Mildred L. Bean, 80, of Center Barnstead, died Jan. 20, 2002, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood in Milford.

She was born in Newark, N.J. on May 19,1921, a daughter of the late George W. and Hazel L. (Van Winkle) Schaefer.

Mrs. Bean had been a resident of Center Barnstead for several years and had formerly resided in Amherst for 30 years.

She had been employed as a secretary to the principal at Milford High School and Hollis High School for many years, and had also been employed as a teller for the former Souhegan National Bank and Nashua Trust Bank.

Mrs. Bean was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and American Legion Auxiliary in Barnstead. She enjoyed genealogy research.

She was predeceased by her husband, William A. Bean Sr., who died in 1993.

Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie B. and James Hillsgrove of Amherst; a son and daughter-in-law, William A. and Lisa Bean of Peterborough; five grandchildren, James Hillsgrove of Hollis, Jayma Robinson of Mont Vernon, Jeff Hillsgrove of Milford, Gretel McDaniels of Greenfield, and Ethan Bean of Peterborough; three great-grandchildren, Nathan Hillsgrove and Julia Hillsgrove, both of Hollis, and Mckenzie Robinson of Mont Vernon.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m., in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Barnstead, at a later date.

Donations in Mrs. Bean’s memory may be made to Barnstead Rescue Squad, Barnstead, NH 03225.

William J. Bennett
Was activities coordinator at Memorial Hospital

William J. Bennett, 91, of Nashua, died Jan. 20, 2002, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.

Mr. Bennett was born May 24, 1910, in Manchester, son of the late Richard and Louise (Beal) Bennett.

He was the widower of Anne (Percel) Noraig Bennett, who died Feb. 14, 1996. They had been married for 22 years.

Mr. Bennett worked at various jobs around the country. Most recently, he was the activities coordinator for 17 years at Nashua Memorial Hospital, until retiring in 1975. Previously, he had worked in the auto industry in Michigan, as a police officer in Washington state, as an activities director at St. Joseph Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., and, in his early years, at Crotched Mountain School.

He loved writing, and wrote many short stories and novels.

Mr. Bennett was a Marines veteran of World War II, having served in Okinawa and Iwo Jima.

He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Nashua.

Mr. Bennett was a 1926 graduate of St. Joseph Cathedral High School in Manchester.

He was predeceased by a son, William Bennett, who died March 17, 1994, in Porter, Texas.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Miller of San Antonio, Texas; four stepchildren and their spouses, John and Janet Noraig of Bedford, Betty and Everett Costa of Nashua, Ruth and Richard Haggarty of Concord, and Raymond Pets of Scranton, Pa.; two brothers, Earl F. Bennett and Richard Bennett, both of Gorham, Maine; a sister, Mrs. Earl Beal of Southington, Conn.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Robertine Bourgault
Leaves a son in Bedford

Robertine Bourgault, 64, of Greenville, died Jan. 20, 2002, at home.

She was born in St. Pamphile, Quebec, on April 19, 1937, daughter of Jules and Claire (Chouinard) Belanger. She lived in St. Pamphile before moving to Greenville in 1966. She worked for 20 years at Millipore in Bedford, Mass.

She was a communicant of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Greenville and served on the Liturgical Committee.

She was a member of L’Age D’or in St. Pamphile, Quebec, and enjoyed cooking and traveling.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alban Bourgault, in 1990, and by a son, Alban, and a daughter, Lucie.

Family members include a son, Simon Bourgault of Bedford; three daughters, Lise H. Knight and Claire Bourgault, both of Greenville, and Sandra Jalbert of St. Pamphile, Quebec; six grandchildren; four brothers, Gilles Belanger, Robert Belanger and Roger Belanger, all of St. Pamphile, Quebec, and Normand Belanger of Montreal, Canada; four sisters, Marthe Daigle, Mariette Bourgault, both of St. Pamphile and Claudette Loiselle of Quebec City, and Gilberte Pelletier of British Columbia, Canada; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be in St. Pamphile, Quebec, today, (Thursday, Jan. 24), from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Salon C. Lavoie & Fils. A Funeral Mass will be at Eglise St. Pamphile, Quebec, at 2 p.m., Thursday. Burial will be in St. Pamphile, Quebec.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 360 Route 101, Unit 50, Bedford, NH 03102.

Emma L. Brunette
Member of Rainbow Club and Third Order

Emma L. (Michel) Brunette, 88, of Methuen, Mass., died Jan. 19, 2002, at home.

She was born in Lawrence, Mass., and educated at St. Ann’s grammar and high school in Lawrence.

She worked as a mender in the Pacific Mills for many years, and also for New England Telephone Co. for many years.

She attended St. Theresa Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Methuen, and was a member of the Rainbow Club and the Third Order of Mary at St. Theresa Parish.

She was the widow of Robert L. Brunette.

The family includes two daughters, Susan B. Couillard of Ontario, Canada, and Denise Stanisewski of Bedford; two sons, Paul M. Brunette of Londonderry, and Ronald R. Brunette of Salem; nine grandchildren; a sister, Beatrice Michaud of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

A mass was celebrated Jan. 23 at St. Theresa Church Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Methuen. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Andover, Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

The Pollard Funeral Home, Methuen, Mass., was in charge of arrangements.

William Choate Jr.
Worked in the building construction industry

William Choate Jr., 30, of 49 Sebbins Pond Drive, Bedford, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2002, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, after a brief illness.

Mr. Choate was born Dec. 8, 1971, in Lowell, Mass., son of Diana (Jackson) Choate Robinson of Lawrence, Mass., and the late William Choate. He lived in Lawrence during his youth and then lived in Ypsilanti, Mich., before moving to Bedford four months ago.

He was the husband of Joanne (Cardiche) Choate of Salem, Ohio. They were married on Dec. 5, 1998.

Mr. Choate had been employed in the building construction industry and had worked for several building contractors.

He enjoyed fishing and playing basketball.

Mr. Choate was affiliated with the New England Pentecostal Ministries of Pelham.

He attended Lawrence schools.

Besides his mother and wife, survivors include three sons, William Choate III and James Choate of Salem, Ohio, and Joshua Baker of Manchester; two daughters, Dishelle Cardiche and Latavia Choate, both of Salem, Ohio; seven sisters and a brother-in-law, Sara Louise Nun of San Bernadino, Calif., Pauline Maddox of Ypsilanti, Mich., Willette and John Caynon of Litchfield, Darlene Choate and Angie Choate of Lawrence, Mass., and Maria Choate and Michelle Choate of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

John F. Errington
Beloved husband and father

John F. Errington, 83, of Nashua, and formerly of Flintlock Lane, Merrimack, died Jan. 21, 2002, at his home after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Errington was born Feb. 3, 1918, in Lynn, Mass., son of the late William and Christine (Milliken) Errington. He was a former resident of 19 Terry St. in Nashua, where he lived for 23 years.

He was the husband of Gladys A. (Chickering) Errington of Nashua.

Before retirement, he was a quality control analyst for the former Sanders Associates in Nashua.

Mr. Errington was a member of the Granite State Church of Christ in Nashua.

He was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School.

Besides his wife, survivors include five sons and two daughters-in-law, Tim and Jennifer Errington of Hatboro, Pa., Jack “Jackie” Errington Jr. of Revere, Mass., David and Linda Munnis of Nashua, Daniel Munnis of Orlando, Fla., and Frank Munnis Jr. of Nashua; a daughter, Julie Narkunas of Nashua; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Jack Moore of Wilmington, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of arrangements.

Marianne R. Farrell
Teacher of English and drama at Fairgrounds Jr. High

Marianne R. (Pollard) Farrell, 60, of Nashua, died Jan. 16, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

Mrs. Farrell was born Oct. 1, 1941, in Medford, Mass., daughter of Rita (Hurley) Pollard of Nashua and the late Vincent Pollard.

She was the wife of William Farrell, with whom she had been married for 35 years.

Mrs. Farrell had been employed with the Nashua School District for the past 10 years. She taught eighth grade at Fairgrounds Junior High School. Previously, she had been employed by the Centerville City Schools in Ohio, Haslett City Schools in Michigan and Franco-American Parochial School in Lowell, Mass.

Mrs. Farrell had many passions. She was a teacher of English and drama. She was a poet. She was highly involved in her community, serving as president of the Hollis Crossing Condominium Association’s board of directors for 10 years. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, a national educators sorority. She considered herself an awakener.

Besides her husband and mother, survivors include a son, Shawn Farrell of Chicago, Ill.; a daughter, Mariann Richardson of Nashua; a granddaughter, Emily Richardson; a brother and sister-in-law, Laurence and Cheryl Pollard of Cape Cod, Mass.; a sister, Arlene Michael of Melrose, Mass.; and a niece, Jennifer Michael of Melrose, Mass.

The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanne H. Gauci
Volunteer in Bedford schools

Jeanne H. (Holt) Gauci, 86, died Jan. 20, 2002, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, after a brief illness.

She was born in Berlin on Feb. 17, 1915, the daughter of Harry and Bernice (Gendron) Holt.

She was a graduate of Berlin High School, class of 1932, and the Wheelock College in Boston, class of 1936, with a bachelor’s degree in education.

She was an elementary school teacher for 25 years in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and in Michigan.

She retired to Bedford and was a volunteer in the Bedford School from 1972 to 1975.

She held membership in the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel, an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary and Prime Time.

She was the widow of Joseph J. Gauci, who died in 1992.

Members of the family include a son, Joseph C. Gauci of Bedford; a daughter, Mrs. Andre (Marianne) Therrien of Goffstown; five grandchildren; a sister, Lorraine King of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Jan. 23 in St. Hedwig Church.

Entombment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.

The J.N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home in Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.

Raymond V. Gauthier
Navy veteran, resident of Amherst

Raymond V. Gauthier, 66, of Narraganset Road, Amherst, died Jan. 20, 2002, at his home.

He was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Newburgh, N.Y., son of the late Charles and Gabrielle (Deslauries) Gauthier. Mr. Gauthier had been a resident of Amherst for two years, and had formerly resided in Merrimack for 11 years and Billerica, Mass. for most of his life.

He was the husband of Donna (Shea) Gauthier of Amherst, to whom he had been married 41 years.

Prior to his retirement on Dec. 31, 2001, he had been employed by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, Bureau of Tolls. He had been employed previously as a purchasing agent for Pulsafeeder Co., Lowell, Mass., for several years.

He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.

Mr. Gauthier was a Navy veteran, having served in the Korean conflict. He was a member of Harley Sanford Post 4368, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Milford.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Eugene Gauthier and Charles Gauthier; and a sister, Norma Casey.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond C. and Mary Gauthier of York, Maine, and Scott H. and Pamela Gauthier of Milford; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Steven Fernandes of Merrimack; eight grandchildren, Raymond V. Gauthier II, William P. Gauthier and Gabrielle Gauthier, all of York, Maine, Elise Gauthier, Scott H. Gauthier Jr. and Shea V. Gauthier, all of Milford, and Nicholas Fernandes and Alyssa R. Fernandes, both of Merrimack; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 24 in St. Patrick Church, Milford. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to Souhegan Home & Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055 or to American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.

The Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

Marguerite M. Griffin
Was a nurse at area hospitals

Marguerite M. Griffin, 83, of 79 Bedford Road, Merrimack, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua after a brief illness.

Mrs. Griffin was born July 14, 1918, in Ware, Mass., daughter of the late Harold G. and Margaret V. (Conlon) Thresher. She had been a lifelong resident of Ware before moving to Merrimack.

She was the widow of James M. Griffin, who died in 1972.

Before retirement, Mrs. Griffin had been employed at area hospitals as a nurse.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Harold L. and Charles W. Thresher; and a sister, Ruth Meegan.

Survivors include a nephew and his wife, James and Joanne Meegan of Ware.

The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of arrangements.

Charlene Y. Hodgkins
Resident of Nashua for most of her life

Charlene Y. (Bonenfant) Hodgkins, 31, of Mont Vernon, died Jan. 19, 2002, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.

Mrs. Hodgkins was born May 15, 1970, in Nashua, daughter of Paul and Gloria (Letendre) Bonenfant of Nashua. A resident of Nashua for most of her life, she also resided in Merrimack and Rhode Island.

She was the wife of Devon Hodgkins of Mont Vernon. They celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary on Nov. 19, 2001.

Educated in local schools, Mrs. Hodgkins was a 1988 graduate of Nashua High School. She also attended Norwich University in Vermont and Rivier College in Nashua.

Besides her husband and parents, survivors include her two children, Jaclyn C. Hodgkins and Connor P. Hodgkins of Mont Vernon; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Barbara Bonenfant of Nashua; a sister, Catherine Fulkerson of Bristol; maternal grandparents, Wilfred and Cecille Letendere; her father- and mother-in-law, Claire Hodgkins-Finkle and Peter Hodgkins of New Sweden, Maine; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. in St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road, Route 101A, South Merrimack. Burial will follow at Last Rest Cemetery in Merrimack.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 for cancer research, or to Palliative Care at St. Joseph Hospital, 172 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH 03060.

The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Robert J. Kamholz
Resident of Melbourne Beach, Fla.

Robert J. “Uncle Bob” Kamholz, 81, of Melbourne Beach, Fla., died Jan. 17, 2002.

Mr. Kamholz was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Somerville, Mass. He moved to Brevard County, Fla., in 1968.

He was the widower of Helen Dolan Kamholz, who also resided in Melbourne Beach.

He was the former owner of The Colonial Cafe Inc. and “The Sevens” of Boston. In Florida, he owned and operated the Anchor Inn Restaurant in South Melbourne Beach with his wife and his nephew, William J. Kamholz.

He was a decorated Marine veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific theater. He attained the rank of sergeant, and participated in heavy action in the storming of Bougainville, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.

Upon retirement from the restaurant business, Mr. Kamholz remained active at his favorite local golf course, Spessard Holland in Melbourne Beach.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Patricia Kamholz of Amherst; two nephews, William J. Kamholz of Indialantic, Fla., and Terrence P. Dolan of Stoneham, Mass., two grandchildren, William and Kalli Kamholz of Indialantic, Fla.; a dear partner and companion Lessie Wetherby of Melbourne Beach; and a loyal and devoted friend Harold Shupe of Melbourne Beach.

The Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements.

Therese S. Larose
Lifelong resident of Nashua

Therese Simone (Noel) Larose, 80, of Nashua, died Jan. 16, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

Mrs. Larose was born April 17, 1921, in Nashua, daughter of the late Emery and Rose (Belanger) Noel. She was a lifelong resident of Nashua.

She was the wife of Arthur L. Larose, to whom she had been married for 56 years. Also, she was the widow of Norman Levesque.

Mrs. Larose had been employed for several years in the corporate dining room at Sanders Associates and as a cashier at the Modern Restaurant. Also, she worked as a gift wrapper for Miller’s Department Store during the holidays.

She was a communicant at Infant Jesus Church in Nashua.

Mrs. Larose attended local schools, graduating from Nashua High School.

She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Noel; and a sister, Edna Bergeron.

Besides her husband, survivors include four brothers and sisters-in-law, Normand and Myrtle Noel of Hooksett, Richard and Katherine Noel of Nashua, Conrad and Dolores Noel of La Miranda, Calif., and Roland and Lois Noel of Camdenton, Mo.; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Lorraine and George Provencher of Nashua, Sister Camille Noel of the Grey Nuns in Lexington, Mass., Gabrielle and Gerald Kendall of Nashua, Yve and Joseph Hines of Merrimack, and Priscilla and Edward Lahoullier of Hollis; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerard and Barbara Larose of Hollis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Ronald Cunha of Pittsburg, and Donna and Robert Cormier of Hollis; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Cunha, Kristi Cunha, Emily Cunha, Tim Cunha, Dana Larose, Eric Larose, Alyssa Larose, Todd Cormier and Brian Cormier; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Charles S. Miller
Retired air traffic controller

Charles S. Miller, 69, of Nashua, died Jan. 19, 2002, at his home after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Miller was born Oct. 31, 1932, in Norwood, Mass., son of the late John E. and Dorothy (Cambridge) Miller. He spent his early life in Canton, Mass. A former longtime resident of Groton, Mass., he also lived in Peterborough and Brookline, but most recently had lived in Nashua.

He was the husband of Dorothea (DiGiorgio) Miller of Nashua, to whom he had been married for 44 years.

Mr. Miller worked as an air traffic controller in California and later in Boston at the Air Traffic Control Center, relocating when the FAA moved the air traffic control center to Nashua. He later taught at Daniel Webster College from 1978-82. Also, he had been employed at Ferd Corp. for several years before his retirement.

He was a member of the Nashua Elks Club, a past member of the Norwood Elks Club and a member of the Nashua Country Club. Also, he was an avid golfer and bridge player.

Mr. Miller was an Air Force veteran, having served as an air traffic controller during the Korean War.

He attended schools in Canton and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Rivier College in Nashua.

Mr. Miller was predeceased by a brother, John C. Miller.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Cathie Miller of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and Dana and Dawn Miller of Amherst; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Steve Cotran of Bedford; and a sister, Barbara Koval of Norwood.

The Badger Funeral Home in Groton, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude I. Neuberger
Native of Norway; former hairdresser

Gertrude I. Neuberger, 94, of 14 Reeds Ferry Way, Merrimack, and formerly of Huntington, N.Y., died Jan. 20, 2002, at Ridgewood Center in Bedford.

Mrs. Neuberger was born Aug. 29, 1907, in Bergen, Norway, daughter of the late Tore and Gjertrude (Pedersen) Soreide. She immigrated to the United States in 1924, at the age of 17.

She was the widow of Roy Neuberger Sr., who died Dec. 5, 1994.

While living in Huntington Mrs. Neuberger was the owner of Manor Hairdresser, and was a longtime member of benevolent lodge Jephthah’s Daughter Chapter No. 187 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Norwegian Lodge.

She was predeceased by a brother, Erling Soreide; and a sister, Elizabeth Kjensjord.

Survivors include a son, Roy Neuberger Jr. of Merrimack; a daughter, Joan Baross of Greenlawn, N.Y.; a sister, Ingeliev Wagner of Heemskerk, Holland; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held in The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack on Jan. 24. Following cremation, burial will be in Huntington Rural Cemetery, Huntington, N.Y.

Leon A. Patt
New York industrialist

Leon A. Patt, of Manchester, died Jan. 2, 2002, after a brief illness.

Mr. Patt was the widower of Edith “Dee Dee” Patt, who died four weeks ago. They lived in Niagara Falls, N.Y, and the New York area. After retirement, the couple lived in both Port Charlotte, Fla., and Dwight, Ontario, Canada.

He was employed by the Carborundum Company from 1935 until his retirement in 1969. Mr. Patt was the executive vice president, president of international operations and member of the Carborundum Board of Directors.

Mr. Patt contributed to the Niagara Arts Council, Niagara Falls Country Club, Niagara Club, Port Charlotte Yacht Club, Grinding Wheel Institute and National Association of Manufacturers. He was chairman of many fund drives, including United Givers and Lundy’s Lane United Church.

Mr. Patt enjoyed many hobbies including boating, woodworking, gemology and gardening. A consummate “tinkerer,” he built his own home on Lake of Bays in Ontario.

He graduated from the University of Michigan.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Donald Comstock of Amherst; four grandchildren, Cheryl Hardman of Chapel Hill, N.C., Bud and Scott Comstock of Amherst, and Virginia Comstock of Canton, Mass.; and eight great-grandchildren.

Ernest A. Sawyer Jr.
Resident of Lyndeborough

Ernest A. “Rocky” Sawyer Jr. of Lyndeborough, died Dec. 31, 2001, at his home. He is survived by three daughters, Jennifer Sawyer of Wilton, Heather Bodnar of Germany, and Tasha Davis of Bennington; five grandchildren; and his mother, Margaret Hutchinson of Wilton.

Barney Simon

Barney Simon was stillborn Jan. 16, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

He was the infant son of Raymond F. and Christine M. (Molleur) Simon.

In addition to his parents, survivors include sister, Jocelyn R. Simon; maternal grandparents, Richard W. and Pauline M. Molleur of Nashua; paternal grandparents John W. and Jane Simon of Nashua; his aunt, Laura A. Simon of Wilton; his uncle, Steven Molleur of Nashua; and several cousins.

The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Richard J. Walsh
Enjoyed boating, cooking and antiques

Richard J. Walsh, 63, formerly of Manchester, died Jan. 14, 2002, at the Community Hospice House of Merrimack, after a period of failing health.

Born in Manchester, on Dec. 15, 1938, he was the son of James J. and Helen (St. Pierre) Walsh. He resided in Village of Ginger Blue, Mo., for the past six years.

Mrs. Walsh graduated from Bishop Bradley High School and attended Saint Anselm College.

He served with the U.S. Navy.

In his early years, Mr. Walsh worked with Duddy Tire Co. for 15 years. Later, he owned and operated Action Tire. Most recently, he was the proprietor and innkeeper of Ginger Blue Resort, Noel, Mo.

Mr. Walsh enjoyed boating and cooking and had a special interest in antiques.

Family members include three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Kathleen A.) Bell of Merrimack, Bridget E. Woodside of Manchester, Mrs. Kenneth (Tara E.) Wynands of Goffstown; a son, Timothy P. Walsh of Noel, Mo.; three grandchildren; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 18 in Saint Peter Church, Auburn.

Burial will be in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice House of Merrimack, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

The Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold R. ‘Ray’ Warren Jr.
Very active with Hollis Seniors

Harold Raymond “Ray” Warren Jr., 83, of Nashua, died Jan. 21, 2002, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.

Mr. Warren was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Cambridge, Mass., son of the late Harold Raymond Warren Sr. and Elizabeth (Ohlson) Warren. A resident of Nashua for the past 16 years, he had previously lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Hollis, as well as various other places while in the military.

He was the husband of Dorothy J. (Johnson) Warren, whom he married on March 18, 1942.

Mr. Warren worked in sales for various companies for most of his life. While living in Fort Lauderdale he was a partner in Gourmet International Foods for 12 years. He then moved back to New Hampshire and was a consultant at the Woburn Mall for seven years before his retirement.

He was very active in the Hollis Seniors and was president for several years. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and was a Shriner while living in Reading, Pa. He authored a book, “Spitfire Dot and Me,” based on his experiences during World War II.

Mr. Warren was an Air Force veteran, both regular and reserve, having served for 20 years, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. During World War II he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as several other medals.

He had been a member of the Congregational Church of Hollis for the past 16 years.

Mr. Warren was educated in Massachusetts, attending Boston Latin School and Boston English High School, and graduating from Cambridge High School.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Harold Raymond Warren III and his significant other, Nancy McLean of Dover, Vt.; a daughter and son-in-law, Dale Elizabeth and Doug Silvio of North Conway; five grandchildren, Brittany Ann Silvio of North Conway, Michael Tortola and his wife, Angela, of Malden, Mass., Robert “Jay” Tortola and his wife, Jenny, of Melrose, Mass., Christian Warren and his wife, Faith, of California, and Luke Warren and his significant other, Erica Bangs; a great-grandchild, Lilly Grace Warren of California; a brother and sister-in-law, Peter and June Warren of Harvard, Mass.; and two nieces and a nephew.

A funeral service in his honor was held in the Congregational Church of Hollis on Jan. 24.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia L. Washington
Nurses aide and avid bowler

Sylvia Louise (Gonsalves) Washington, 84, of Nashua, died Jan. 15, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Washington was born March 17, 1917, in New Bedford, Mass. She had made her home in Roxbury, Mass., for many years before moving to Nashua in 1986.

She was the wife of Emory Washington of Nashua, with whom she has been married for 29 years.

Mrs. Washington had worked as a nurses aide and counselor at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jamaica Plain, Mass., for a number of years.

She enjoyed candlepin and ten-pin bowling, and won many awards for her achievements. Mrs. Washington also loved cooking, fishing and animals.

She held membership in the Hollis Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Educated in Massachusetts schools, she furthered her education in nursing through courses at the V.A. Medical Center in Boston.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, William, and a daughter, Carol, both residing in California; a niece, Mabel Jones of Woburn, Mass.; and many dear friends.

The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.


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